Olaf Wieghorst
My Favorite Olaf Wieghorst Painting of the Week

 The Last

This painting depicts the last march of General George Armstrong Custer and the 7th Cavalry on their way to Little Big Horn. General Custer is in the lead and looking ahead. A column of troopers follows in a veil of dust.

"From a 1967 painting titled: "The Last March" - Oil on canvas, 20 x 26 inches

Letter from Olaf describing the painting:

"The Last March" On the morning of June 25, 1876 General George Custer rode to his doom on the Little Bighorn in Montana. The Painting Shows him in Buckskin riding his horse Vic - He later removed the Buckskin Jacket and was wearing a bluegray shirt, On the extreme right on a gray horse is his adjutant Lt. Cooke. Behind the general is his bugler John Martin also Sgt. Robert Hughes carring the General's personal battle flag - Left center is Tom Custer commanding Troop C. - The sorrel horse Troop strung out behind him - All perished except the bugher John Martin who shortly before the battle was sent with a message to Cap. Benteen. - Olaf Wieghorst - El Cajon CA - July 9, 1967
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